Agenda item

Policy and Resources Strategy 2022-23 [Initial Budget Scrutiny]

To receive information from the Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Democracy and Strategic Director of Finance and Governance concerning the latest position on the policy and resources strategy 2022-23 following the report received by cabinet on the 7 December 2021 and the provisional local government finance settlement for 2022-23 published by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 16 December 2021.


Note: The overview and scrutiny committee budget scrutiny (cabinet member interviews) is scheduled to take place on Monday 24 January 2022, 10.00am.


The committee received a presentation from Councillor Rebecca Lury, Cabinet Member for Finance, Performance and Democracy and Duncan Whitfield on the financial remit 2022/23 outlining information relating to:


·  The 2020-21 outturn position

·  National and local factors

·  Financial remit as at June 2021

·  Outcome of the spending review

·  Anticipated budget gap

·  Funding assumptions for 2022-23

·  Commitments and growth

·  Provisional local government finance settlement

·  Estimated 2022-23 budget

·  Budget setting timetable


The committee asked questions of the cabinet member and strategic director following the presentation.

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